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Creating A Green & White Fall Tablescape

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Over the weekend, I decided to bring a hint of Fall into my dining room.  I say “hint” because in keeping with the other Fall decor I’ve done this year {see posts here and here}, I decided to continue with the green and white color scheme.  I know that to many, green and white doesn’t seem like Fall colors, but to me, it looks like the area in which I live!  I am surrounded by evergreen trees that don’t change color, as well as Sycamores that go from green to brown with nothing in between.  Sure there are the occasional trees that have a beautiful display of Fall colors, but I don’t see any surrounding my home and so to me, Fall is represented by green and brown…and my love of white pumpkins. :)

I wanted my Fall tablescape to reflect my love of mixing opposites and so I decided on a rustic elegant look.  Since I was mixing a lot of textures, I decided to keep the color scheme very muted and soft.  Unfortunately, what I discovered about this muted color scheme is that it doesn’t photograph well!  But I did my best… :)




I thought for a long time about what type of greenery I could use that wouldn’t look too much like Spring or Christmas and finally settled on some gray-green seeded eucalyptus that I purchased at Trader Joe’s.  Not only does it smell amazing, but I love that it lays flat nicely but also drapes beautifully from the urn.



Actually, the idea for this tablescape all started with this rusty iron urn that I got from the Co-Op Chicks.  It’s so old that a hole has rusted through the bottom, making it so I couldn’t plant anything in it or use it as a vase, which is why I decided to stack it with silver and white pumpkins.  But I just love the ribbing and fluted detail on it, rust and all!



Since the urn was so rustic, I decided to keep my place settings very simple and a bit more refined.  I used my IKEA dishes, white linen ruffled napkins, a silver charger, and my vintage flatware.



To add a bit of elegance, I added a mini orange pumpkin that I spray painted silver to each plate to tie in with the silver chargers.  I also included a spotted guinea hen feather that I had recently purchased from Feather and Earth {for another project but I had a few left over!}.



And to contrast with the shiny silver used in the place settings, I used vintage tin molds containing wooden tiles as place cards.  Yes, the K is for me.  :)



I plan to let the eucalyptus dry just as it is and the benefit, of course, is that the dining room smells amazing!



I still have a few Fall touches to add to the dining room buffet, but other than that, I’m just about ready!


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